Community Engagement Grants Program

Community organisations play an important role in providing assistance and services to vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community.

Our Community Engagement Grants Program (the CEG Program) aims to support these organisations and assist them with providing advice and help to vulnerable people about workplace issues.

Organisations may be funded for a range of services, projects or programs of work that supplement our functions under the Fair Work Act.

Who is eligible for the CEG Program?

Not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply for a grant.

Applicants must be a legal entity with a current ABN, and be registered for GST purposes.

The following are ineligible to apply:

  • individuals or groups of individuals

  • unincorporated organisations

  • for profit or commercial organisations

  • Government departments and agencies (including local government)

  • Educational institutions.

Applying for a grant

Applications for funding are now closed.

A large and highly competitive field of proposals to support vulnerable workplace participants in Australia was received. Applications have now been assessed against the selection criteria and successful and unsuccessful applicants have been notified of the outcome of their application via email. 

Successful proposals have now been announced: New Community Engagement Grants Program media release.

To find out more about the CEG Program read the Community Engagement Grants Program Guidelines (DOCX 163.2KB)  (PDF 253KB).

To receive updates about the CEG Program and be notified when this page is updated, register your name and contact details by sending an email to

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